December 5, 2019 Subject:
thanks for this brighting piece of history
August 7, 2017 Subject:
As others have noted, this is mislabeled. The Viola Lee is from 12/1/66 and the other two are from 3/19/66, the Cathay/Pico Test. The Viola is pitched way too fast, needing -4% and then -3%. The [fine, indeed] You See a Broken Heart needs -1% and the Midnight Hour needs -2%. These last two have apparently been folded to mono, unlike the complete version (d66-03-19_sbd_scotton_81951). The real Danish, as verified by Lemieux is found at d1966-02-25_sbd_unknown_20346 .
April 27, 2012 Subject:
Pigs singing is great and the band is tight.. considering
March 8, 2012 Subject:
I have to agree...
This Viola Lee has to be from a different night. It is obviously not the same as the other Viola Lee on the more complete 3/12/66 post (which also may be incorrectly labeled from 3/19/66)This is a faster, longer version(and harder)that was probably played later that year after they had some time to refine the song(like 12/1/66 as Light_into_ashes pointed out). All good listening tho.
Thanks again to the people who have posted these wonderful shows. Its only 3 songs but I can't see not giving this 5 stars if not for the pure historical aspect. But the music is really good too. =D
Raw, energetic, rockin' blues by the GRATEFUL DEAD.
5 stars for the mix
4 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
If you're a Pigpen fan you're gonna want to add this show to your Pigpen collection.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for love from 1966.
January 7, 2009 Subject:
Well oiled machine
600 AM wake up call.
Sometimes I just listen in awe as to how tight the band once was.
Early Dead to me was always tight. Hungry and willing to do what it takes, having fun, and being sloppy at the same time.
JG heavy handed on his leads, Pig funky as Chicken on Sunday morning with some Ripple.
April 23, 2008 Subject:
Some Got 6 Months/Some Got One Solid YEAH!
It appears that David Lemieux, keeper of the vault, and the chronological compilation of the Acid Test recordings listed in The Grateful Dead Tapers Compendium Volume One don;t agree on what day this is. Considering the circumstances, it shouldn't surprise a soul...
One thing we can all agree on: this show segment RAWKS! We have a 14+ min Viola Lee Blues for the ages: loud, raucous and not unlike a jet taking off in your ears. You See A Broken Heart was new to me, and it's a great little bit of Pigpen Pop with Pig and Garcia doing a call and response vocal...even a harmony between the two at the end! Sweeet...and it all rounds out with a Midnight Hour featuring great Pig vocals, fun Garcia solos to put a smile on your face (including his first solo where he imitates the original Martha & the Vandellas horn solo: awesome!), and almost inaudible drums (sadly).
Midnight Hour also cuts off abruptly before the end, but it's pretty long as it is...who knows how long it REALLY went on for? ;-)
April 22, 2008 Subject:
these songs NOT from this date
David Lemieux, keeper of the vault, has provided a complete set list for 3/12/66
Cream Puff War
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Sitting On Top Of The World
Cold Rain and Snow
You Don't Have To Ask
On The Road Again
Next Time You See Me
I Know You Rider
Hey Little One
King Bee >
If that setlist is COMPLETE, where does Viola Lee Blues, You See A Broken Heart, and Midnight Hour fit in?
March 12, 2008 Subject:
Great sound for '66
Great sound for '66. They jammed in the early days. Don't let anybody tell you different. Pigpen is the most underrated blues singer. He was awesome. He is one of the all time Great blues singer.